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EuroPCR will present cutting edge data on cardiovascular interventions

The annual World-Leading Course in interventional cardiovascular medicine takes place in Paris on May 21-24, 2019


EuroPCR is the place to be to hear the latest news about cardiovascular interventions. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Course. EuroPCR is expecting 10,000+ participants for its patient- oriented 4-day Course built "by and for" the community. Interventional cardiologists, surgeons, imaging specialists, nurses, allied professionals and other practitioners will be joined by researchers, innovators and industry representatives to address interventions for coronary and peripheral vessels, for structural heart disease including valves, for hypertension, heart failure and stroke.

EuroPCR promises to be a great source of news for reporters. In particular:

Hot Line sessions

The latest data from internationally recognised trials will be released at EuroPCR 2019 during dedicated Hot Line and Late-breaking Trial sessions. Details will be found on the following link: LBT Programme

Leading interventionalists will be presenting PCR Statements and Keynote Lectures

    -EAPCI expert consensus on the clinical use of intracoronary imaging - Tom Johnson

    -Clinical outcomes after interventions with paclitaxel drug coated balloons - Alexandra Lansky

    -Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair in patients with heart failure and secondary mitral regurgitation - Bernard Prendergast

    -Defining high bleeding risk in patients undergoing PCI: a consensus from the Academic Research Consortium for high bleeding risk - Philip Urban

    -Evolving indications for TAVI in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis - Stephan Windecker

Drugs and Devices Synergy / PCR Algorithm sessions

Following their successful implementation in 2018, these sessions will address drug selection, combination, timing of initiation, dosing and duration. Four of them will lead to dedicated PCR algorithms:

    -Which DAPT and how long for this patient after double bifurcation stenting including the distal left main?

    -How to choose an appropriate antithrombotic and antiplatelet strategy in a post-thrombolytic STEMI patient

    -Peri- and post-procedural antiplatelet therapy in a patient on systemic anticoagulation having had left main stenting. Quo vadis?

    -A patient with ACS: how and when should de-escalation of P2Y12 blockers be considered?

The Imaging Learning Centre will be home to highly practical sessions, while a brand-new Simulation Based Learning Area will provide hands-on learning on realistic models to allow participants to never find themselves in the situation of a "first time" on a patient. Also new this year, several NextGen sessions designed by a group of 16 young interventionalists on a wide range of topics that will be extremely inclusive and interactive for participants.

Over 1,000 scientific abstracts were submitted to the Course. The Scientific Committee reports that while the number relating to the coronary field is stable, there is a significant increase in the number that address innovation, new devices and new data for structural interventions. In addition to being published online in the EuroPCR 2019 Abstract Book, selected abstracts will be shared with participants of the Course during abstract sessions, the PCR's Got Talent competition, moderated e-Posters, and in the Posters' Lab networking area.

LIVE demonstrations will again be central to the Course, and the Programme will kick off with a LIVE session in the Main Arena. The Operator will be Dr Jean Fajadet, one of the long-running Course Directors. He will be carrying out the same role as he played at the first edition of the Course in 1989: performing the first procedure of the Programme from his cathlab at the Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse, France.

This year's theme "Being Companion's" was chosen as a guiding thread for this special 30th anniversary as it summarises PCR's key philosophy. It translates as peer-to-peer exchange throughout entire careers, not only between mentors and fellows, but also on a global scale. It therefore goes beyond education in cardiology, as will notably be illustrated in the Opening Ceremony that will follow on from the first LIVE session on the morning of Tuesday 21 May 2019.

The detailed Course Programme is available on:


Also taking place within the framework of EuroPCR

PCR Innovators Day: 20 May 2019
A one-day meeting for clinicians, inventors and industry members to network and keep up to date with all the very latest innovation in interventional cardiology

EAPCI Fellows Course: 20-21 May 2019
A highly educational and interactive learning platform for young interventionalists that delivers both essential knowledge and practical tips for daily practice

Stent Save a Life! Forum: 20 May 2019
A global STEMI network to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from an acute coronary syndrome, the initiative celebrates its 10th anniversary this year

PCR Peripheral for Beginners: 21 May 2019

PCR Peripheral Course: 22-24 May 2019
A two-track Programme adapted to interventional cardiologists with different levels of experience in peripheral interventions, from beginners to advanced

PCR Clinical Research: 23 May 2019
An innovative Course tailored for those just starting out or more experienced: physicians, research fellows, research nurses/coordinators, industry partners, CRO representatives and regulators


About EuroPCR 2019

The World-Leading Course in interventional cardiovascular medicine and the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) will take place from 21 to 24 May 2019 at the Palais des Congres - Paris, France. The detailed Course Programme is available on:

About PCR

The mission of PCR is to serve the needs of each individual patient by helping the cardiovascular community to share knowledge, experience and practice. PCR offers a large range of many other educational meetings and resources for the continuing education of the interventional cardiovascular community. These include major annual Courses across the globe, e-Learning with high-profile PCR Webinars, Courses specifically dedicated to valvular heart disease, tailor-made PCR Seminars on specific topics, online resources and medical publications such as EuroIntervention, the official journal of the EAPCI.

Gateways to all PCR activities are available on

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